I am the host of the WJON Morning News Watch, 5-10 weekday mornings. The listeners and I have healthy, fun and never negative conversations on WJON's 2-Cent Tuesday and What Up Wednesday. If you haven't checked it out, please do and find out how uplifting the shows can be. My wife and I reside in St. Cloud and have since 1998. We raised our 2 boys and little dog to be productive members of society.
Banaian: Inflation in Minnesota Shouldn’t Be a Long Term Issue
Inflation over the past few months has become a bigger factor in the United States and here in Minnesota. St. Cloud State Economist, Dean School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON this week.
This Year’s 9-Day Deer Harvest Down Compared to 2020
The Minnesota DNR is reporting more than 120,000 deer harvested during the 9-day firearms deer season this year. Those numbers are down 10.5% compared to 2020 when more than 135,200 deer were harvested.
Hunting Ammunition Still In Short Supply in Central MN
The Minnesota firearm Deer Hunting opener is November 6th and ammunition is still in short supply due to COVID-19 related supply chain issues. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says with demand high and supply low he's noticing prices increase a bit.
Should Minnesotans Worry About Social Security Running Out?
Minnesota 6th District Congressman Tom Emmer says social security funding is scheduled to run out within the next ten years. He says he believes they have thoughtful people on both sides of the aisle that won't let social security funding run out.
Joseph Kicks Vikings to Victory over Lions [GALLERY]
The Vikings posted a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions Sunday to improve to 2-3. Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to win the game for Minnesota.
Are you In Favor of Identification to Vote in Minnesota?
Congressman Tom Emmer says identification to vote is a big issue in our country and in the State of Minnesota. He says some form of identification should be presented to vote in Minnesota. Emmer says over 70% of Americans believe that some form of identification is appropriate to vote.
Plugged Ears? The Reason Could Be A Lot of Things
We have 3 levels to our ears; Inner, middle and external. Dr. Ted Truitt from St. Cloud ENT appeared on WJON's Health Matters program this week. An example of exterior ear issues include a build up of wax and swimmer's ear. Truitt says Q-tips are not recommended and can do more harm than good.
Central Minnesotans Can Expect to Pay More Dining Out
A worker shortage, COVID-19 pandemic and a shortage of many products has triggered inflation in many different areas in our economy. St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He says inflation is sticking around for the foreseeable future and will impact many Central Minnesotans.
Winter Blend Expected to Push Gas Prices Up in November
Hurricane Ida and the increased demand on gas pushed gas prices up locally in the past week. St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He expects gas prices to drop slightly after Labor Day weekend and continue to fall through October.
Minnesota Father and Daughter Set Guinness World Record
A Minnesota father and daughter have achieved the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to row the length of the Mississippi River by a team. KJ and Casey Millhone, of Wayzata have officially been named as World Record holders alongside teammates Bobby Johnson and Rod Price, both from Florida.